Sound installation inspired by a artwork from the Museum’s collection

7 de May, 2024

The sound installation ECO ( ) LAPSO, by Henrique Fernandes/ Sonoscopia, establishes a dialogue between the plaster sculpture L’ Echo! (1915), by Maria da Glória Ribeiro (Porto 1891-1989), a work from the Soares dos Reis National Museum collection, and a musical composition produced from sound recordings and archive material related to the 25 April revolution.


This sculpture explores ECHO in juxtaposition with LAPSO, auditory perception and communication phenomena. The experience, from an aesthetic and sensory perspective, presents elements suggesting individualized listening to the present, based on a relationship of resonant connection with time-memory.


ECO ( ) LAPSO is a site-specific sound installation, consisting of a set of artwork transportation boxes displayed throughout the exhibition space and transformed into an electro-acoustic device.

In addition to the sound material from various audio recordings of 25 April 1974, Sonoscopia and a wide range of artists made field recordings throughout Portugal 50 years later, in order to create a sound map, making a temporal counterpoint.


ECO ( ) LAPSO is the result of an invitation from the Soares dos Reis National Museum to Sonoscopia to create an exhibition on the theme of ‘Freedom and Transgressions’, which will run through the Museum’s entire programme in 2024.


Henrique Fernandes is a founding member of Sonoscopia, an association for the creation, production and promotion of artistic and educational projects, centred on experimental music, sound research and its transdisciplinary intersections.


Curated by Rui Pinheiro, this project has the patronage support of Millennium bcp and Lusitânia Seguros.


Opening 11 May | 6 pm | Free admission



Parallel programme

27 June (Thursday), 18h00
Meeting with artists from the ECO ( ) LAPSO project


27 July (Saturday), 18h00
Concert/Performance with artists from the ECO ( ) LAPSO project